1+ months

Staff Engineer Quality

Northrop Grumman
Baltimore, MD 21217

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our worlds biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a talented Staff Engineer Quality to join our team in Baltimore, MD.

The Staff Engineer:

+ Establishes and applies strong technical knowledge in quality engineering, specifications / standards, drawing interpretation, material review, measurement and analysis methods, processes and products, and relevant technologies
+ Identifies and resolves complex technical and quality problems, issues, and defects on the production floor through problem-solving methodology, root cause investigation and corrective action implementations
+ Develops, modifies, applies and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product, including those from additive manufacturing and brazing
+ Applies advanced technical principles, theories/concepts, policies and industry standards
+ Designs and analyzes inspection and testing processes, mechanisms and equipment while ensuring that correct and effective metrics are utilized to improve product compliance, minimize risks, and increase quality performance across the factory. This includes supporting CMM operations and the evaluation of product inspected on the CMM
+ Conducts quality assurance tests; and performs statistical analysis to assess the cost of and determine the responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications.
+ Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place.
+ Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment. Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction.
+ Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements.
+ Acts as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications
+ Possesses ability to coordinate/collaborate with external quality teams in data gathering, problem-solving, and risk mitigation to ensure quality standards are in place and maintained
+ Mentors and provides guidance to team members and less experienced personnel
+ Provides engineering and manufacturing support for the inspection and quality engineering organization, while assisting in the corrective action board (CAB) and data-gathering and analysis
+ Uses LEAN concepts and Six Sigma tools as aides to problem resolution. May be certified in lean and six-sigma quality engineering methodologies.
+ Performs floor assessments and audits while collaborating with the compliance team
+ May communicate program execution status and quality metrics to a wide audience of professionals and leadership
+ May specialize in the areas of design, incoming material, production control, product evaluation and reliability, inventory control and/or research and development as they apply to product or process quality.

**Basic Qualifications:**

+ Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, or equivalent STEM discipline.
+ 14+ years of relevant work experience in a Mechanical Manufacturing/Machining environment supporting systems engineering and integration, mechanical/manufacturing engineering, and program management (12+ years with a masters degree or 9+ years with a PhD)
+ Solid written and verbal interpersonal, communication skills and confidence to brief senior management with solid foundation in Quality and Mission Excellence applications
+ Previous experience working in quality, engineering, or manufacturing
+ Experience with ANSI Y14.5 / GD& T
+ Experience in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
+ Experience with a manufacturing execution system such as SAP
+ Experience leading projects and/or teams
+ Possess technical knowledge in quality specifications ISO 9001 I AS9100 Quality Management System certification process and J-standard requirements
+ Proficiency in MS Office Applications especially Excel, Word, Power Point
+ Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance. US Citizenship required.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Materials, Aerospace, Civil, Electrical Engineering
+ Masters degree in STEM discipline.
+ PCDMIS CMM programming and inspecting product on CMM's experience.
+ Familiar with (or certified in) Non-Destructive Evaluation techniques and requirements
+ Additive manufacturing or aluminum brazing experience.
+ Familiar with structured light measurements and analysis
+ Experience with open setup measurement techniques
+ Five years SAP experience
+ Proficiency in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM), specifically NX
+ Demonstrated experience integrating with multiple departments
+ Ten years ' experience in a leadership role in the Aerospace Industry
+ LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt certification
+ Knowledge of ISO 9001/AS9100 and internal auditing
+ Experience in a DoD Manufacturing environment.
+ Proficiency in drawing interpretation and ANSI Y14.5 / GD & T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) requirements

+ Experience with inspection and vacuum fixture design
+ Active DOD Secret Clearance


Salary Range: $135,400.00 - $203,200.00

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with **Executive Order 14042** ( https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ ), we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022, or by your start date if it is after January 18. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


Posted: 2022-03-29 Expires: 2022-07-10

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